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Suspected meth dealers arrested in Santa Maria

Posted at 4:32 PM, Mar 18, 2019

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officials arrested two suspected drug dealers in Santa Maria Monday morning.

Investigators reportedly served a search warrant at a location in the 1000 block of N. Broadway at about 7 a.m.

The sheriff’s office says they found more than nine ounces of suspected methamphetamine packaged in half-ounce bundles and other items consistent with drug trafficking.

Detectives arrested Arturo Cardenas, 57, and his wife, Sheila Cardenas, 55, on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale.

Arturo and Sheila Cardenas


The two were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $30,000 each.

Items reportedly seized during the sheriff’s office’s investigation. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)